updated 10:50 am EDT, Fri August 8, 2008
Singapore iPhone launch
Singapore may be another one of the countries set to receive the iPhone 3G on August 22, according to a new report. Late in July Apple said that the iPhone 3G would be released in 20 more countries on August 22 and up to this point 17 countries have been confirmed. A SingTel spokesman has reiterated a statement, first made in June, that SingTel will bring the iPhone 3G to Singapore by the end of the year and the report claims that it has been "seriously looking at launching the iPhone at the end of August or early September." If true it would seem logical for SingTel to launch on August 22 along side other releases.
One blogger claims that he has confirmed with three sources that the iPhone 3G will indeed be released on August 22nd, but he also claims to have confirmed a few pricing items.
According to the blogger's sources customers choosing one of the more expensive data plans on a two year contract will be able to receive the 8GB or 16GB iPhone for free. While customers choosing the more inexpensive plans will have to pay a monthly fee for their data plan as well as a monthly fee for the handset.
"SingTel may also be planning to give away free browsing (unlimited data) on all its iPhone 3G plans for the first month," reports the blogger.